A practical Ford Transit Connect as a collector's vehicle? There is now maybe! Because whether it becomes a collector's item or not, ultimately depends on the Ford fans. Curtain up for them Limited Edition MS-RT R120 from Ford Van Sport. You don't know MS-RT? Then you are probably not necessarily interested in commercial vehicles. Not entirely incomprehensible, as we think. But in the world of commercial vehicles from Ford, the company, as a merger of Van-Sport and Malcolm Wilson, is virtually unique. After all, it has direct links to a world rally team. And this is now shown in a special edition variant of the Ford Transit Connect with the surname "R120" from Rallye M-Sport. No more than 30 copies are sold in mainland UK and 6 of them are destined for Northern Ireland. The R120 built by Pontypool is based on the already modified Connect base from MS-RT and shows itself with the familiar thicker aprons.
white OZ Racing forged wheels
But the R120 stands on white OZ Racing forged rims and articulates itself “inside” via a fake sports exhaust system with four tailpipes “outside”. On request, the system comes with a sound function from Maxhaust Tech and is controlled by an app. The sound of a sports exhaust is played through the van’s integrated speakers in the interior. Black mirror caps and bi-xenon headlights are still installed. And there is also a “Frozen White” paint finish for the R120 with a decor package in black and red. In the interior, the loading truck impresses with leather seats with red stitching, there is a carbon sports steering wheel with a red 12 o'clock mark and in technical terms Ford Pass Connect, cruise control and a wireless charging pad are included. There is also no need to do without a built-in reversing camera and two sliding doors. Access to the loading area is thus made much easier, as is reversing. Like the regular Connect, the R120 can also be ordered as a two or three-seater.
no 2,3 liter EcoBoost under the hood
Unfortunately, MS-RT doesn't improve the R120's drivetrain. The 2,3 liter EcoBoost would have been perfect. Instead, it stays with the 118 hp 1,5 liter turbo diesel and it stays with the standard six-speed manual transmission. But at least the Ford automatic can be optionally installed on request. Prices start at £ 25.995 plus VAT for a total of £ 31.194 with tax (approx. 35.000 euros). Not cheap for a 118 hp van. But maybe it will become a collector's item. If we get more information, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
Photos: MS-RT (Ford Van Sport)
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2020 Ford Transit Connect as MS-RT R120 Special Edition!
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